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Rushi Bhimani

The Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall of Arvind Kejriwal
The Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall of Arvind Kejriwal

Well, what happened next definitely blew my mind. Rather than concentrating on governance, Arvind Kejriwal went on to continue with his provocative brand of politics. He continued firing salvos at the central government. His disconnect with ground reality was brutally exposed when he implied that the Prime Minister may kill him. Rather than reviewing his ministers, he was busy reviewing movies on Twitter....

The Gift of Speech: Too Small for Small Talk?
The Gift of Speech: Too Small for Small Talk?

People always want to be perceived as “nice”. So they ask you how you are. But the superficiality of their niceness reflects only when they encounter a response beyond their comfort zone. Such conversations make me realize that we are getting decreasingly capable of anything but small talk. We are only interested in making someone feel that we care, irrespective of whether or not we actually do....

The Burden of That First Impression
The Burden of That First Impression

Since a very early age, because of the repeated emphasis on the importance of a first impression, I was always apprehensive when it came to meeting new people. Not that “behaving” nicely was a problem, but what if it is not good enough? What if the person I just met, someone who did not know me, formed an opinion about me that could never be corrected? Because of such reservations, the excitement that came along with meeting new people always died down....

I am Confused and Proud of it
I am Confused and Proud of it

The day I stop being confused, is the day I would have given up. The day I stop being confused, is the day my complacency will take over my curiosity. The curiosity I have to venture out, to explore other arenas to make this world a better place. The day I stop being confused, is the day I surrender in my battle against the myth called perfection. Consequently, what will remain of me is an armchair philosopher, at best. The day I am no longer confused, is the day I let routine kick in. The routine that will take over, and chain me from doing what I’m actually here for....

An Intolerant 2016
An Intolerant 2016

The “unfortunate incidents” I’ve been talking about are the ones driven by resentment, insecurity and I won’t deny, at times by pure sadistic evil minds. This intolerant 2016 has smacked us enough on our heads to open our eyes, and to open them real wide. If there is a good time to recognize the need of introspection as a race, this is it....